geethamridu wrote:

Christian,

All the best in all your future endeavors. I am like you. I am aiming for a score of only 500. I have chosen the school I want to go to, happy with my part time/ seasonal job. But I do have the desire to make more than $8 per hour and that is the reason I want to do my masters. I quit maths after high school (that was like 15 yrs ago) I am trying to get the basic maths down. Did you use any other books like high school math book. If so can you give me the details. I am glad to know that there are some people out there who are like me

I'm being honest when I say that I did not learn a lick of math in high school. In high school, I was more interested in girls and spots. I got by high school by copying homework and honestly asking people for answers on tests. This habit came to bite me in the butt in college. I passed algebra in college because my teacher gave us the exact problems before the tests and I would have someone work the problems. Test day would come and I just regurgatated everything.

For preparation of the GMAT I used the GRE/GMAT Math Book by

Kaplan. The book was wonderful in helping me nail down the basic concepts of math. I mean all the topics that I dreaded in High School - word problems, exponents, and geometry are covered very well in this book. This book helps with the basics, but it doesn't simulate test questions at all. Once I completed this book, I went over the

OG quant review section.

Now feeling confident in my quant abilities, I started math problems in the

OG. I finished 50% of the arithmetic and 50% of the data sufficiency. The hardest concepts to me were the work problems, probability, permutations, combinations, and mixture problems.

I put too much time into quant, but I felt this was my weakest area. I should have put more emphasis on verbal. Verbal to me is such a boring section. I mean Quant is kind of fun, but verbal is the ultimate bore.